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A Case of Pleural Effusion and Pulmonary Edema Caused by Calcium Channel Blockers in a Patient of Systemic Hypertension

Kim DK, Kim JS, Yi HR, Choi IZ, Ahn HS, Cho WH

Calcium channel blockers (CCBs) are very popular drugs to lower blood pressure (BP) without significant side effects. A 72-year-old man admitted for uncontrolled hypertension. He had history of hypertension, atrial...
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Obstructive Jaundice Caused by Tuberculous Lymphadenopathies

Kim JR, Jang JW, Chung SH, Kang MK, Kim JY, Park JH

Although pulmonary tuberculosis is known to be the most common type in tuberculosis, it actually can affect any organ system. However, abdominal type is very rare among the extra-pulmonary types,...
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Effect of Cabergoline Treatment on Cushing's Disease Caused by Pituitary Macroadenoma after Incomplete Transsphenoidal Surgery

Yoo EJ, Yoo ES, Kim YG, Choi YJ, Han SJ, Chung YS

The present case involves a 56-year-old woman with Cushing's disease due to pituitary macroadenoma. The patient had suffered from central obesity, general weakness for 1 year. Her serum cortisol levels...
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Intermittent Claudication Caused by Popliteal Artery Compression of Popliteal Cyst

Choi SJ, Kwon MK, Bae SY, Kim DH, Choi JY, Lee JH, Byun YS

Peripheral arterial disease is caused by atherosclerosis in the arteries causing an insufficient blood flow to the muscles and tissues. Peripheral arterial disease in the lower limbs is the main...
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A Case of Recurrent Adrenocortical Carcinoma with Stomach Metastasis

Park JS, Kim HJ, Lee SH, Choi YW, Yim HE, Ahn MS

Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare disease with poor prognosis. We experienced a case of recurrent ACC with stomach metastasis which had been completely cured a long while ago. A...
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Massive Mediastinal Lymph Node Involvement of Cryptococcosis in Immunocompetent Host

Choi HS, Lee HW, Lee J, Kim MY, Yoo CG

Cryptococcosis is a systemic opportunistic infection mostly occurred in immunosuppressed patients. Pulmonary cryptococcosis in immunocompetent host is usually localized and self-limiting disease. Pulmonary nodule or mass is the most common...
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A Case of Acute Hepatitis Associated with Intravenous Infusion Amiodarone in Patient with Atrial Fibrillation

Lee JH, Kang MS, Kim TH, Shin DH, Choi RK, Jung SJ

We report a case of intravenous infusion amiodarone induced acute hepatitis, occurs within 1 day after initiation of drug in a 72-year-old woman with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Liver function test...
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A Case of Steven-Johnson Syndrome after Live Bee Acupuncture (Bong-Chim)

Seol YJ, Lee TK, Park SJ, Ko SU, Kim KH, Jang AS

Bee stings can cause various skin reactions that usually resolve over several days; however, in some patients the venom acts as an allergen, causing a severe immunological response such as...
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Late Recurrence of Ovarian Cancer Mimicking a Primary Lung Malignancy after Curative Resection

Lee YC, Jeon SY, Park SY, Choe YH, Lee YC, Kim SR

The majority of patients with an advanced-stage ovarian cancer relapse within approximately 18 months after completion of the first-line therapy. Recurrent ovarian cancer commonly presents as peritoneal seeding, while other...
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Delayed Diagnosis of Small Cell Lung Cancer in a Patient with Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis

Jung WS, Jang JW, Park SY, Choe YH, Lee YC, Kim SR

Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity disorder induced by Aspergillus fumigatus that occurs generally in patients with underlying chronic airway disorders. However, the development of ABPA associated with lung...
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Bone Marrow Recurrence with Microscopic Pulmonary Tumor Embolism after Excision of Extramammary Paget's Disease in Scrotum Three Years Ago

Cho S, Kim JW, Youk J, Hwang SM, Park HJ, Lee CT

Here we report a case of a 72-year-old male patient recurred in bone marrow alone with pulmonary tumor embolism after an excision of extramammary Paget's disease of scrotum 3 years...
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Primary Pulmonary Leiomyosarcoma: Could It Be Cured by Radiation Therapy?

Kim EJ, Kang Y, Kim DJ, Hong DS, Kim CK, Ko ES

Primary leiomyosarcoma of lung is extremely rare and often diagnosed as a mass on routine chest radiography. Although advances have been made in treatment protocols, leiomyosarcoma remains one of the...
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A Case of a Gallbladder Infarction after Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization, Recovered with Only Medical Treatment

Kang Y, Kim EJ, Kim YS, Kim SG, Lee JM, Kim BS

Transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is suitable treatment method of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) for patients with decreased underlying liver function or unresectable disease. But this procedure can induce some embolic events....
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Infected Thrombus of the Bioprosthetic Aortic Valve with Distal Arterial Embolization after 3 Years of Valve Replacement Surgery

Hong JA, Kim SA

Current guidelines recommend the use of warfarin in the first 3 months after bioprosthetic valve replacement and suggest long-term anticoagulation only in patients with obvious risk factors for thrombosis. Despite...
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Endobronchial Neurilemmoma Mimicking a Bronchial Polyp

Ko RE, Park SY, Choe YH, Kim SR, Lee HB, Lee YC, Park SJ

Neurilemmomas are relatively uncommon, slowly growing tumors which originate from Schwann cells. Intrathoracic neurilemmomas often occur in the chest wall and posterior mediastinum, but endobronchial neurilemmomas are exceedingly rare. These...
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A Case of Eosinophilic Pleural Effusion Caused by Toxocariasis without Serum Eosinophilia

Cho MJ, Kim JO, Jung SS, Park HS, Kang DH, Park DI

Human toxocariasis is a parasitic disease caused by Toxocara canis or Toxocara cati. We report a patient with toxocariasis who presented with dyspnea and left pleural effusion. All patients with...
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Scrambler (Calmare) Therapy for Intractable Chronic Pain

Kim SA

Intractable chronic pain is a debilitative pain conditions for most patients. Unfortunately, the pain control managements currently have shown that it is not appropriate to reduce pain and limited efficacy...
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Mimicking a Symptomatic Rectal Submucosal Tumor

Hong SW, Chun J, Park KJ, Kwak C, Kim JS

We report the case of a 56-year-old man with a prostatic mass that extended into the rectal mucosa. He experienced constipation and anal bleeding for 6 months. He underwent surgical...
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Acute Pulmonary Coccidioidomycosis and Review of Published Cases with Lung Involvement in Korea

Oh JH, Kim HS, Yoon KT, Kang Y, Min C, Koo SM, Hwang JH, Kim KU

Coccidioidomycosis is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis. The endemic area is mostly south-western United States. As increasing in overseas travel to endemic areas, the incidence rate has been...
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Outcome of Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation without Documented Antiphospholipid Antibody Successfully Treated with Rituximab

Park H, Youk J, Cho S, Lee JH, Choi Y, Koh Y

Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is defined as a rare, life-threatening autoimmune disorder leading to multiorgan failure. Probable APS, with clinical manifestations similar to APS without antiphospholipid antibodies, was suggested to...
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